Favourite World Matchplay matches

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Re: Favourite World Matchplay matches

Post by PT13 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:23 am

The 2008 World Matchplay final is one. Both players in great form. Wade averaged well over 100 throughout and led 7-4 at one point. It seemed that Wade had a serious chance of beating Taylor at this point, but Taylor's standard then became so good that he won 14 of the next 16 legs to win 18-9 despite Wade's 100+ average. The last leg ended with the memorable 132 checkout on the bull when Taylor had to move way out to the right of the oche. Taylor was in tears afterwards, remembering his mid 2007 to early 2008 struggles and how he was now in amazing form.

Shayne Burgess in 2000. His epics with Martin Adams and Alex Roy. Went into a tiebreak at 9-9 with Adams, Burgess won 15-13. Went into a tiebreak at 12-12 with Roy, Roy won 18-16. Burgess had a knack of being in quite a lot of dramatic matches, losing most of them.

Wayne Mardle vs. then World Champion John Part in 2003. Part led early to mid match, Mardle surged to a 12-8 lead and one leg from victory, Part won 5 straight legs to lead 13-12, Mardle eventually won 16-14.

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Re: Favourite World Matchplay matches

Post by Randall » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:40 am

It's still wade v scholten for me.
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Re: Favourite World Matchplay matches

Post by thegentle » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:25 am

Can't look past last year's final, first time I've been to the Winter Gardens, and what a game to see!
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Re: Favourite World Matchplay matches

Post by JH01 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:55 am

2013 was littered with quality games. The semi-final between Lewis and MvG, the final where Lewis lost averaging about 105, Taylor v Jenkins in the 2nd round (was there that night and the following one), and Lewis and Hamilton's quater-final which went into extra-time. Along with last years tournament, that was the best Matchplay I can remember.

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Re: Favourite World Matchplay matches

Post by M H » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:26 pm

PT13 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:23 am
The 2008 World Matchplay final is one. Both players in great form. Wade averaged well over 100 throughout and led 7-4 at one point. It seemed that Wade had a serious chance of beating Taylor at this point, but Taylor's standard then became so good that he won 14 of the next 16 legs to win 18-9 despite Wade's 100+ average. The last leg ended with the memorable 132 checkout on the bull when Taylor had to move way out to the right of the oche. Taylor was in tears afterwards, remembering his mid 2007 to early 2008 struggles and how he was now in amazing form.

Shayne Burgess in 2000. His epics with Martin Adams and Alex Roy. Went into a tiebreak at 9-9 with Adams, Burgess won 15-13. Went into a tiebreak at 12-12 with Roy, Roy won 18-16. Burgess had a knack of being in quite a lot of dramatic matches, losing most of them.

Wayne Mardle vs. then World Champion John Part in 2003. Part led early to mid match, Mardle surged to a 12-8 lead and one leg from victory, Part won 5 straight legs to lead 13-12, Mardle eventually won 16-14.
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Re: Favourite World Matchplay matches

Post by Randall » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:28 pm

I missed it
Was in skeg for the day.
By the time I got back it was done because my sister lost her phone and delayed us.
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Re: Favourite World Matchplay matches

Post by Emulsfier » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:57 pm

Pdc finally getting their youtube act together and are putting some of the best matchplay finals up in mostly full, including the 2008 one. Hope they put the Taylor Lewis up too, never saw that one.

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